Covid-19: Pakistani seventh cricketer tests positive, three more cases in MIQ

Members of the defense and security forces inside a managed isolation facility.

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Members of the defense and security forces inside a managed isolation facility.

A seventh member of the Pakistani cricket team tested positive Covid-19 – One of four new cases in Management of isolation.

The figures were published by the Ministry of Health around 1 pm on Saturday.

Next comes Six members of the team Positive cases were reported Thursday night.

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The Pakistan cricket team is being closely monitored after six of them tested positive for Covid-19.

The team at Chateau On The Park was previously in Christchurch Criticized by Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield To break the rules inside the facility.

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He said they were seen while CCTV mingling, sharing food and talking.

The reported violations occurred within the touring party and did not affect other guests of the facility.

The ministry said compliance with the rules has “significantly improved” since then.

She added that the seventh case was positive during a routine test.

“The remaining results from the team’s third day swab test – except for the six who had already returned with a positive – negative.”

The team will then undergo testing on the sixth day of their stay in managed isolation.

The Pakistani cricket team is in seclusion at the Chateau on the Park in Christchurch, pictured.

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The Pakistani cricket team is in seclusion at the Chateau on the Park in Christchurch, pictured.

Those who returned with positive results were transferred to quarantine rooms within the facility.

Meanwhile, we still have days before the decision to grant the team an exemption from training while in managed isolation.

The ministry said that before players are allowed to train, the Canterbury District Health Board medical official must be satisfied that training is unlikely to transmit the virus.

This is expected to take ongoing consideration until early next week at least.

Dr. Ashley Bloomfield has previously criticized cricketers for breaking MIQ rules. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health thanked the team for their compliance. (File photo)

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Dr. Ashley Bloomfield has previously criticized cricketers for breaking MIQ rules. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health thanked the team for their compliance. (File photo)

“According to the usual protocols, the last case was interviewed, and close contacts, including the plane contacts, were contacted, or are in the process of contact.”

The ministry said any team member identified as a close contact would not fulfill the exemption requirements because there is a risk that Covid-19 could be passed on to teammates.

“It is very difficult to get exceptions that allow people to train during managed isolation and any team that receives such an exemption is in an advantageous position.

“The ministry today thanks the Pakistan cricket squad for their compliance with expectations about the isolation being managed and their cooperation in investigating the cases.”

Three people have been taken to the Jet Park quarantine facility after testing positive after arriving from the United States.

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Three people have been taken to the Jet Park quarantine facility after testing positive after arriving from the United States.

The other three cases of Covid-19 announced on Saturday all arrived from the United States – two on November 23 and one on November 26.

The first two cases tested positive on the third day of their stay. The third was tested on arrival as they were experiencing symptoms.

The three have been transferred to the quarantine facility in Auckland. Gate Park.

Meanwhile, 18 close contacts from An Air New Zealand employee World Health Organization The first positive test in China It has now been determined.

Every single strip returned a negative result. The ministry said a final close contact test is being arranged.

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